The Egg Roll on the lawn of Freeman House typically marks the start of Vienna’s springtime events. That’s this weekend. April gets a bit more jam-packed with family fun and Memorial Day weekend flaunts one of Northern Virginia’s biggest events, the Rotary Club’s ViVa! Vienna! covering the three-day weekend. In between is the foodie-heaven known as Taste of Vienna and the colorful Walk on the Hill.
Old-fashioned Egg Roll on Freeman Store Lawn
Historic Vienna, Inc. and the Vienna Department of Parks and Recreation partner to present the annual old-fashioned egg roll and hunt on the lawn of the Freeman House, on March 28, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.. Children 12 and younger and their parents hunt for eggs, take photos with the Easter Bunny, and roll eggs with a spoon. The event begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. and includes the egg roll, egg hunt and egg coloring. Children should bring their own baskets. A surprise guest welcomes kids. The Egg Roll is free and open to the public. For information call 703-938-5187.
Historic Vienna, Inc. Mega Book Sale
Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19; HVI members-only preview sale on Friday, April 17.
Thousands of used books are offered for sale at Historic Vienna’s annual book sale. The sale takes over the gymnasium of the Vienna Community Center. For information, call 703-938-5187 or visit www.historicviennainc.org
Fourth Annual Taste of Vienna
April 25, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Vienna Volunteer Fire Department station. The area’s most popular restaurants turn out in force for annual Taste of Vienna sponsored by the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department and community businesses. Admission is free; guests purchase food and beverages from individual vendors. Restaurants planning to participate, as of publication date, are Donatos, Al Nakheel Lebanese Café, Ya Hala Restaurant, Turmeric Indian Dining, Crepe Amour, Tara Thai Vienna, The Fresh Market, Caffé Amouri, Bazin's on Church, Elevation Burger Vienna, Viet Aroma, Robeks Fruit Smoothies, Culinaria Cooking School, Famous Dave's BBQ, Blackfinn Ameriapub, Paddy Barry's Irish Pub & Restaurant, Maplewood Grill, Pure Pasty Co., Social Burger, Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, Vienna Inn, Lombardi's Pizza/Church Street Pizza, Ayoba-Yo, Yuengling's Ice Cream, Sweet City Desserts, Bistro 7107, Whole Foods Market, Clarity and Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Live entertainment throughout the day. Sponsored by Vienna Volunteer Fire Department and local businesses. Proceeds from Taste of Vienna directly benefit the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department.
For details and list of participating restaurants, see http://tasteofvienna.org/
41st Annual Walk on the Hill
Sunday, April 26, 2 to 5 p.m. The community is invited to stroll through the Windover Heights Historic District, touring the grounds of “open house” gardens along the route. Azaleas are usually in full-bloom late April and other spring flowers appear, as well. The Vienna Community Band presents a concert on Windover Road at 3 p.m. No charge. Walk through any yard with a “Yard Open” sign and tour the grounds of the Historic district. Roads close to vehicles at 2 p.m. and refreshments are offered by participating residents. For information, call 703-938-5187 or visit www.historicviennainc.org
Sponsored by Historic Vienna, Inc., the residents of the district, and Vienna’s Department of Parks and Recreation. Rain date is May 3.
Memorial Day weekend, Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Greater Vienna and the Town of Vienna.
Hundreds of merchandise, service, and food vendors line historic Church Street, Mill and Dominion streets over Memorial Day weekend in one of Vienna’s premiere family events, ViVa! Vienna! Entertainment is featured on the Main Stage and the Children’s Stage, featuring rock bands, dancers, clowns and school performers. Kiddie rides require three tickets per ride; major rides require three to five tickets. One ticket is $1. A sheet of 24 tickets is $20, and a sheet of 48 tickets is $40. A wristband that covers all rides is $35 and is valid for one person for one day.
*VIVA! VIENNA! SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 23
10 a.m. -- Rides, entertainment, and food vendors open.
Festival shuttle service from Madison HS/Vienna Metro starts
10 p.m. -- Rides, entertainment and food vendors close.
10:20 p.m. -- Festival shuttle service stops
Sunday, May 24
10 a.m. -- Festival vendors, rides, entertainment and food vendors open.
Festival Shuttle Service from Madison HS/Vienna Metro Starts
E-Waste Collection Center Opens – Madison HS Parking Lot
6 p.m. -- Festival vendors close
E-Waste Collection Center Closes
10 p.m. -- Rides, entertainment and food vendors close
10:20 p.m. -- Festival shuttle service stops
Monday, May 25
8 a.m. -- Vendors return
10 a.m. -- Festival vendors, food vendors, entertainment and amusement rides open.
Festival shuttle service from Madison HS/Vienna Metro starts.
Noon Memorial Day Tribute – Main Stage
E-Waste collection center opens Madison HS Parking Lot
6 p.m. -- Festival vendors, rides, entertainment and food vendors close.
E-Waste collection center closes at Madison High School
6:20 p.m. Festival shuttle service stops
9 p.m. Streets reopen
For details, see http://vivavienna.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/ViVaVienna